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Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing
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Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

By Constance Weaver, Jonathan Bush

Blending research and classroom strategies, Connie Weaver offers a ready-to-use resource for leading students to a better understanding of grammar and more purposeful, sophisticated writing.


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Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing is Connie Weaver’s latest treasure for grammar instruction that strengthens writing. Born from the ideas and research in her much-loved Teaching Grammar in Context, and benefiting from the creativity of her colleague Jonathan Bush, this new resource goes even further to bring the best research, theory, and practices into the classroom.
Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing is three helpful books in one. In the first part, Weaver outlines the latest theories, research, and principles that underlie high-quality grammar instruction for writing. She demonstrates that specific, effective grammar-teaching practices:
  • address all of the 6 Traits of writing instruction
  • emphasize depth, not breadth
  • should be positive, productive, and practical—not stodgy, “correct,” and limiting
  • must be incorporated throughout the writing process, not broken out in isolated units.
In part two, Weaver links theory and practice. Her explicit, classroom-proven teaching ideas, strategies, and lessons address key subjects as diverse as helping students make better stylistic use of modifiers, incorporating grammar into revision, and mapping grammar instruction to the curriculum.
Mostly in part three, she invites members of the field into a discussion of high-quality grammar instruction. Jeff Anderson (Mechanically Inclined)Rebecca Wheeler (Code-Switching),  and other practicing teachers describe their teaching—how they model the vital role grammar plays in guiding students through the editing process, how they respond to student errors, how they help English Language Learners edit for conventional English, and how grammar supports code-switching among speakers of African American English. Like Weaver’s, their ideas are ready for immediate classroom implementation.
With all this, plus a brief primer on crucial grammatical concepts, Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing is what teachers have been waiting for: an up-to-date, ready-to-use, comprehensive resource for leading students to a better understanding of grammar as an aid to more purposeful, detailed, and sophisticated writing.
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Contents

 

I. Teaching Grammar for Writing: Principles to Practice

1. Toward a Middle Way

2. Grammar, Grammars, and the Traditional Teaching of Grammar

3. What Works in Teaching Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

4. Teaching Grammar Throughout the Writing Process

II. Teaching Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

5. From Ice Cream to Dragons: Adjectival Modifiers at Work

6. Bringing in the Rest of the Gang: More Adjectival Modifiers

7. Revision to the Rescue

8. Editing Begins with Observation: Adverbial Clauses and the AAAWWUBBIS, Jeff Anderson

9. Editing: Approaching the Bugaboo in Diverse Classrooms

10. Rescuing Expository Writing from the Humdrum: From Rhetoric to Grammar

11. Grammar: Rocks and Mortar

12. Making Decisions That Make a Difference: Grammar and the “6 Traits” of Writing

III. Teaching Grammar to Enhance Writing: Focus on Editing

13. Rethinking How to Respond to Students’ Errors,Sharon Moerman

14. Code-Switching: Teaching Standard English in African American Classrooms, Rebecca S. Wheeler

15. The Transformative Classroom: Rethinking Grammar Instruction for English Language Learners, Jason Roche and Yadira Gonzalez

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